The Great Beauty ★★★★★

"This is my life...
And it's nothing."

Aptly titled, to say the least.
Quite simply,
A critique of,
And an homage to,

Everything.

To the present,
The past,
The future.

Everything.

Sadness.
Truth.
Life.
Beauty.

Everything.

The best comparison that I can make is if Emmanuel Lubezki and Larry David decided to collaborate on a film together in Rome.

And the reason why this film works so well as both a comedy and also a poignant meditation on humanity is because of its perfect pacing; it is carefully constructed and meticulously organized through each scene.

The world is a gorgeous, ugly place.

"Beyond there is what lies beyond.
I don't deal with what lies beyond."

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